Dawn Raid on Greenside Road Finds Cocaine and Cash

Two men charged with dealing Class A drugs

Police make the arrest on Greenside Road after dawn raid
Police make the arrest on Greenside Road after dawn raid

A raid on a property in Shepherd’s Bush early this Thursday morning (28 January) has yielded a significant haul of drugs and cash.

Detectives were acting on information obtained having compromised an Enchrochat device, an encrypted communication system often used by criminals.

34-year-old Kehinde Mensah was arrested on Greenside Road and the following day he was charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs (heroin and cocaine), possession of Class A drugs (heroin and cocaine) with intent to supply and possession of criminal property. He has appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

A female was also arrested at the address for conspiracy to supply class A drugs and was released under investigation.

At the same time across London in Romford another 34-year-old man Joel Thompson was arrested and charged on charges relating to drug dealing.

The arrests were part of Operation Shallow - an investigation into an organised crime group (OCG) involved in the distribution of cocaine and firearms.

Drugs and cash found during Greenside Road raid
Drugs and cash found during Greenside Road raid

Detective Chief Inspector Driss Hayoukane, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said, “Over the past few months, law enforcement officials across the country have been working with the National Crime Agency to dismantle Organised Criminal Networks that are smuggling drugs and lethal weapons into the UK.

“These arrests today in London are vital part in our relentless drive to reduce violent crime and stop the supply of drugs and weapons happening in the Capital.”

January 30, 2021